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Offline robc

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Linux Kernel Security
« on: November 04, 2009, 12:37:31 PM »
Here is an article about a security bug in the kernel. Not sure if this applies directly to TCL but still of interest....

Another, I don't think this guy likes the kernel team very much...
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Offline gerald_clark

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Re: Linux Kernel Security
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 12:57:31 PM »
Funny how they admit that the compiler removed the check, but still want to blame the kernel developers.
Shouldn't they be pointing fingers at the gcc team?

Offline curaga

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Re: Linux Kernel Security
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 02:54:18 PM »
The article says every version before .32, so we would be vulnerable. But the exploit is a local one, and also requires setuid for the binary - not very likely to happen.
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